Green, ecological neighborhoods are on the rise in the Netherlands. Neighborhoods of the future, where the starting point is that we have to relate to nature in a different way. Nature-inclusive, circular, with a great eye for biodiversity, native plants, climate resilience and with a diversity of houses. Not unimportant: Tiny Houses are welcome there! […]
Green up your Tiny House
Tiny House enthusiasts are often green people who love nature and enjoy a view of greenery around them. In addition to trees, shrubs and plants around the outside of your house, plants inside your Tiny House are also very valuable. They create a good atmosphere, purify the air, positively influence your mood. They are beautiful […]
How do you choose a green energy supplier?
Do you know the advertising campaign of Vattenfal? I heard it again on the radio last week. “We want to make a difference.” Or something along those lines. You won’t get far with me with that kind of slogan. It makes me think, “If you really wanted to make a difference, you would have been […]
What would I have done differently?
I think it is the most frequently asked question when people visit my Tiny House or come to one of my lectures: “what would you do differently if you had to do it all over again, if you would design and build your house anew?” In short: very little :) But I will explain that. […]
The road forward is best taken on foot
The latest documentary by Michael Moore “Planet of the Humans” is stirring up quite some dust. It is responded to with indignation. We feel cheated. How despicable is it if companies, under the banner of the transition to clean, green energy that is supposed to mitigate our massive impact on Earth, end up doing just […]
Less is the new more
Minimalism is often seen as a way to simplify your life. Fewer belongings means less stress and more free time. It does indeed work that way. But that explanation is very focused on the “me”. Minimalism is also a dire necessity. If we want to survive as a species, we must drastically reduce our consumption, […]
Free Tiny House building plans!
Having a roof over your head, a home where you are sheltered en comfortable, is a basic need. Affordable housing is becoming less accessible for many people, not only in the Netherlands but also abroad. I was therefore very enthusiastic about the question from Truoba founder and architect Ignas Stancikas, whether I would like to […]
How to start a Tiny House initiative group
So you want to live in a Tiny House. And you have already realized that it is not that easy to find a place where you can legally live in your dream house. You can go to the municipality on your own to ask for a residential location for your Tiny House, but it is […]
December course meeting: decluttering!
On Saturday December 14th, we will again organize a live course meeting for the participants of the online course: “Your Tiny House – From Dream to Reality”. And which theme fits very well with the month of December? Right: decluttering! In the month of presents it is very useful to get some tips and tricks […]
Enthusiasm for Tiny Houses? Oh yes!
Every now and then I hear directly or indirectly from municipalities that they doubt whether there is any interest in the idea of living in a Tiny House. Sometimes it is specifically about living in outlying areas – areas outside urban agglomeration – where facilities are less accessible. Sometimes local councilors or civil servants think […]